Partner With Nushama

We welcome collaboration with therapists, doctors, and other mental health and wellness professionals serving patients who may benefit from psychedelic assisted therapy.

Partner With Nushama

We welcome collaboration with therapists, doctors, and other mental health and wellness professionals serving patients who may benefit from psychedelic assisted therapy.

Partner With Nushama

We welcome collaboration with therapists, doctors, and other mental health and wellness professionals serving patients who may benefit from psychedelic assisted therapy.

Whether you’re looking for a trusted referral partner for psychedelic treatments, interested in safely and legally integrating psychedelics into your own practice, or simply want to become more informed about the latest research on psychedelic therapy, Nushama is here to empower you in delivering the best care possible to your patients.

Benefits for Partners

New Tools for Treating Patients

Gain access to a set of powerful, evidence-based, and innovative treatments to help patients who may be stuck or unable to find relief from their current psychotherapeutic and pharmacological treatments.

Gain Knowledge & Experience With Psychedelic Therapy

Connect with and collaborate with our team of leading medical specialists, researchers, and practitioners in ketamine and other psychedelic therapies.

Grow As a Wellness Provider

Stay on the cutting edge of healthcare, expand your service offerings, and be recognized as an innovative care provider.

Working With Nushama

Who We Partner With

Health and mental health practitioners operating in or serving patients in the NYC metro area.

This includes:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Therapists
  • All Medical Specialists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Primary Care Providers
  • CAM Professionals
  • Life coaches

What is Nushama?

Nushama is a network of psychedelic wellness centers offering medically supervised psychedelic treatments for conditions such as depression, anxiety, chronic pain, addiction and trauma-related stress disorders. Our centers in New York City currently offer professionally administered ketamine IV treatment in a serene, safe environment.

We collaborate with therapists, practitioners, and insurance providers to support their existing clients’ treatment plans while connecting our own patients to the mental health professionals that match their needs.

Group Therapy

At Nushama, we believe that healing happens in community. We are working to integrate the practice of ketamine psychedelic assisted therapy into a group model – a powerful approach shared by many indigenous traditions.

This innovative program couples therapeutic ketamine (IM) treatment with the power of group healing in order to help members achieve sustainable improvement in mood, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders.

Our Unique Approach

In a world where we are more and more disconnected from human contact, Nushama aims to humanize medicine.

Our patient experience is a reflection of our belief that ketamine therapy is most effective when coupled with the right environment, proper education, and dedicated support.

From friendly staff to beautiful artwork and serene music, the setting is intended to invite a sense of calm even before the medicine arrives.

The journey begins with a thorough medical psychiatric intake process to ensure safety; and education for patients from our experienced guides on what to expect from ketamine therapy, and how they can best integrate their experience for lasting transformation.

Book a Discovery Call with Dr. Julia Mirer

Julia Mirer, M.D. is a psychedelic medicine consultant, bridging eastern and western practices, merging them to create a new paradigm for integrative health and wellness.

To inquire about how we can work together to provide the best care to your patients, contact us by filling out the secure form below.

Patient Information

Referring Practitioner Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Ketamine is not for everyone, but for those people who it helps there seem to be a few key similarities. The first is a strong support system, whether it is a strong family/spousal support or a strong therapeutic alliance with their mental health provider, this seems to support positive outcomes. The other factor is their readiness for change. Patients who are ready to make lifestyle changes may gain the full benefit of these treatments.

This medicine is not fit for people who have current psychosis, manic symptoms, history of schizophrenia (or family history in a first degree relative), those with active substance use disorders, or those with major medical diagnoses that may render them less stable during this treatment.

Ketamine infusions for therapeutic use are considered safe when administered in a clinical environment by medical professionals. Participants will be carefully screened to ensure they’re an appropriate candidate for the treatment. Patients are monitored throughout their treatment process for any signs of discomfort or increased vital signs. While dissociative or “psychedelic” properties may be experienced, a number of studies show they contribute to the molecule’s antidepressant effects.

In psychedelic therapy, first the patient must undergo a medical and psychiatric intake to ensure the experience will be a safe and appropriate option for them. Next, our team prepares the patient for the experience, discussing what to expect and how to ease their mindset leading up to it. The day of treatment, a medical professional administers the psychedelic via IV or IM, while the participant lays down with an eye-mask and listens to Nushama’s curated music through noise canceling headphones. A therapeutic guide, known as an integration coach, helps review personal intentions for the experience, guided breathing techniques and reassurance. The dosing session is followed by an integration session to help process what comes up during their treatment experience. The participant is encouraged to recount their experience, describe their feelings during and after, and to talk through lingering questions.

We recommend patients wear loose, comfortable clothing the day of their ketamine treatment. Avoid any kind of solid foods 4 hours prior to your ketamine infusion. They may drink clear liquids (i.e. water, fruit juices without pulp, carbonated beverages, tea, and black coffee) 2 hours before the infusion. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, or marijuana the week before their journey. We also recommend having someone accompany them home after treatment.

The reason that we approach ketamine treatments the way we do is because we understand that ketamine is but a single tool that is part of a much larger tool box. We believe that adequate information, a therapeutic container, and commitment to integration are all key factors that contribute to the best outcomes. Our approach also reflects our belief that community and connection can help alleviate a lot of the loneliness people feel, especially after the pandemic.

We recommend that our patients continue working with their outpatient providers for medication management and/or psychotherapy. The Nushama providers encourage ongoing collaboration with our members’ mental health providers throughout their treatment process.

Yes, your patient can request to have you in the room. If you have never worked with ketamine before, we will provide you with some guidelines on best practices.

Ketamine treatments can help people become more receptive to new information and open to integrating past therapeutic work. This makes post-treatment therapy a very effective tool. There is no current evidence to suggest one form of therapy is superior to another when working with ketamine.

Nushama’s ketamine-assisted therapy program costs $4,500 which includes:

  • An initial medical and psychiatric assessment
  • Six ketamine infusions with seventh – booster dose at 2-6 weeks of completing the protocol
  • A pre-infusion preparation session
  • Integration sessions immediately following the infusion
  • Follow-up calls to monitor progress

Nushama’s group ketamine therapy cohorts of 6 to 8 participants cost $2,800.

Nushama also offers discounts rates for first responders and veterans.

Our medical team is supervised by board certified, Medical Doctors, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and registered nurses who have developed a niche for this treatment modality.

At Nushama, we understand that there is both the effect of the ketamine and the effect of the experience. From the first encounter with our staff, members (as we refer to our patients to create a tone of community instead of illness) are supported throughout their treatment and beyond. We understand the value of preparation (especially through education), and see it as an integral part of the treatment.

We have designed the clinic to foster a sense of calm (from the music to the art and the scents) and train our staff in hospitality to deliver the best care possible. A treatment at Nushama includes a post-infusion discussion with a facilitator, and access to all of our community events to help members meet and connect with others going through this process. Our team keeps you informed on your patient’s progress, and are available to answer questions as they come up for you.

While Ketamine has been used safely clinically since the 1960’s for pain and anesthesia, just like any psychoactive medicine, it can be misused especially at lower doses in recreational settings. However, when ketamine is administered by a medical professional in a clinical setting with the proper education and support, it has not been shown to be addictive.

Yes. When taken in a clinical setting with proper education and support, the risk of psychological dependence is lowered because our members are aware that the purpose of the ketamine is to offer a reset, not an escape (which addiction tends to favor). Patients are monitored throughout their treatment process for any signs of dependence, and encouraged to explore other healing tools as their symptoms improve.

This kind of mindful use is rarely seen with recreational use that leads to addiction, and can make a huge difference for patients’ lives. Many of the initial studies on the use of ketamine beyond anesthesia were for substance abuse and dependence, as per the exceptional work of Dr Krupitsky who sits on our advisory board.